2008 Highlights

A Joyous Christmas Concert

December 16, 2008 | 7:30PM

St. Bartholomew's Church, New York

St. Bartholomew’s Choir, Boy and Girl Choristers with Festival Brass and New York City’s largest pipe organ join forces for this concert of Christmas favorites. Experience the spirit of the holidays with great choral works, sacred and secular, and a carol sing-along, in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew’s Church.

Service of Advent Lessons & Carols

December 7, 2008 | 5PM

St. Bartholomew's Church, New York

Repertoire by Conrad Susa, Palestrina, Archer, Tavener, Joubert, Grayston Ives, Lloyd, Willcocks, Andrew Carter

St. Bartholomew's Choir and Boy & Girl Choristers.
William K. Trafka, Organist & Director of Music
Paolo Bordignon, Associate Director of Music

Organ Recital

November 5, 2008 | 7:30PM

St. Bartholomew's Church, New York

Recital on the great Aeolian-Skinner organ of St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City's largest.

Bossi: Scherzo in G Minor (Op. 49, No. 2)
Byrd: A Fancie
Messiaen: II, from Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
Vierne: Symphonie No. 1 (Op. 14, 1899)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

October 16, 2008 | 8PM
Carnegie Hall, New York

October 15, 2008 | 8PM
Troy Savings Hall

October 18, 2008 | 8PM
SUNY Purchase

Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A Major, "Fire"
Paul Moravec: "Brandenburg Gate" (World Premiere, Commissioned by Orpheus as part of The New Brandenburgs)
Ibert: Hommage a Mozart
Saint-Saens: Piano Concert No. 2 in G Minor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

2008 Summer Festival of Great Music

Sundays at 11am, June through September

St. Bartholomew's Church, New York

Mozart: Missa Brevis in B-flat, K.275, with orchestra

A William Walton celebration:
Missa Brevis, Jubilate Deo, Crown Imperial, Music from Richard III and more

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Music of Searle Wright and Randall Thompson

Taverner: "Western Wynde" Mass

Fauré: Messe Basse
Brahms: Psalm 13

Howells: "Collegium Regale" Service

Rheinberger: Missa Brevis in F

Haydn: Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo

Duruflé: Requiem, with orchestra

St. Bartholomew's Choir and orchestra
St. Bartholomew's Boy & Girl Choristers

William Trafka, Director of Music & Organist
Paolo Bordignon, Associate Director of Music

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

August 8, 2008 | 6:30pm

Channing Sculpture Garden, Bridgehampton, NY

Bach: Brandenburg Concerti 2, 4, and 5

Marya Martin - Flute
Erin Lesser - Flute
Nathan Hughes - Oboe
David Krauss - Trumpet
Lily Francis - Violin
Colin Jacobsen - Violin
Ayano Ninomiya - Violin
Nicholas Cords - Viola
Edward Arron - Cello
Donald Palma - Bass
Paolo Bordignon - Harpsichord

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

July 23, 2008 | 6:30pm

Bridgehampton Historical Society

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzola: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Marya Martin — Flute
Jessica Lee — Violin
Kyu-Young Kim — Violin
Jesse Mills — Violin
Jessica Thompson — Viola
Raman Ramakrishnan — Cello
Jeffrey Beecher — Bass
Paolo Bordignon — Harpsichord

Kindred Spirits Arts Programs

July 19, 2008 | 7:30PM

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Milford, PA

Violin and Organ recital
Airi Yoshioka, violin
Paolo Bordignon, organ

Music by Handel, Mozart, Telemann, Bach, et. al.

Westminster Choir College Organ Week

July 7 to 18, 2008

Princeton, NJ


Orpheus: Concert Tour to Japan

June 4 to 12, 2008

Matsumoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Ryu Goto, violin soloist

Orpheus & Sarah Chang

May 08, 2008 | 8PM
State Theater of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

May 09, 2008 | 8PM
Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ

May 10, 2008 | 8PM
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Respighi: Gli Uccelli
Wuorinen: Synaxis (Orpheus Commission)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Lincoln Center Great Performers

Midori and the Music of Schnittke and Takemitsu

May 4, 2008 | 5pm

Rose Theater, Time-Warner Center, New York

Midori violin
Michael Stern conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin
Aaron Boyd violin
Nicholas Cords viola
David Kim viola
Edward Arron cello
Kurt Muroki bass
Demarre McGill flute and alto flute
Brad Gemeinhardt horn
Kevin Cobb trumpet
Ayano Kataoka percussion
Paolo Bordignon harpsichord
Daedalus Quartet
Daniel Spiegel piano

Takemitsu: Toward the Sea II
Ravel: Introduction et allegro
Takemitsu: Rain Coming
Schnittke: Concerto grosso No.1
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major

Orpheus Bach Cantata Series at the Metropolitan Museum

April 24, 2008 | 6PM & 8PM

Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs Bach Cantatas

Wachet auf! ruft die Stimme, BWV 140
Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67

World Premiere of newly discovered works of Felix Mendelssohn

April 7, 2008 | 8PM

New York, NY

Clarion Music Society Golden Anniversary Benefit Concert

Sonata for Violin and Piano
Lieder, including Mendelssohn's only surviving song cycle
Jamet Pittman, soprano
Steven Fox, tenor
Claire Jolivet, violin
Paolo Bordignon, piano

New York Philharmonic:
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

March 19 to 22, 2008

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Kurt Masur, conductor

Organ Recital

March 5, 2008 | 3:30PM

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Recital on the 1830 Thomas Appleton Organ

Olivier Messiaen:
Apparition de l’Église éternelle

February 27, 2008 | 7:30PM

St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York

Screening of Paul Festa's film, "Apparition of the Eternal Church" with live performance of Messiaen's organ work by William K. Trafka. Complete performance of Messiaen's 'Ascension' suite for organ by Paolo Bordignon.

Recital with Doug Quint, bassoon

February 25, 2008 | 7:30PM

CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Music of Zelenka & Vivaldi

With James Roe, Lisa McCullough, Aaron Boyd, Lev Zhurbin, Thomas Rosenthal, Alberto Parrini, Rachel Calin

Lincoln Center Great Performers

Midori and the Music of Schnittke and Takemitsu

February 24, 2008 | 5pm

Rose Theater, Time-Warner Center, New York

Midori violin
David Kim viola
Johannes Moser cello
Demarre McGill flute
Anthony McGill clarinet
Paolo Bordignon harpsichord and organ
Marc-André Hamelin piano
Daedalus Quartet

Bach: Trio Sonata in G major
Schnittke: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano
Schnittke: Septet for flute, two clarinets, violin, viola, cello and organ
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor

Lenten Organ Recital

February 17, 2008 | 4:30PM

St. Bartholomew's Church, New York

Herbert Howells: Psalm Prelude, Set 2, No. 1
Jean Guillou: Les Feux du silence (from Hyperion, la Rhétorique du feu)
César Franck: Deuxième Chorale en si mineur